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    Scene Changes Unreliable When Receiving MIDI Clock?

    Setup: Ableton LIVE sending Axe II MIDI CC's for Scene and Volume, and MIDI Sync for delay timing. Problem: Scene changes become unreliable when the Axe is receiving MIDI Sync (i.e. some Scene changes are ignored by the Axe, randomly, though sometimes every second attempt works, which of course...
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    Axe II Mk II - Ares 2.0 - 9/18/2019 Tone Match Block Issues?

    Hi all, was for the first time working with the Tone Match block under Ares, and I had these problems, wondering if anyone else has them etc? Note that my preset is the "kitchen sink, with two amps (one power amp sim for a tube preamp, the other a tube pre for acoustic sim), two cabs (one...
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    Not a Bug Ares 1.0 MIDI PC Issue?

    Hi all, I'm not sure if it's the Ableton LIVE/PC/MIDI Interface or the Axe II Mk II, and I haven't had time to trouble shoot it yet, but sometimes I need to send a MIDI Patch Change twice from the LIVE PC to get the program to change on the Axe II Mk II (from Axe Preset 1 -> 3, via a standard...
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    MFC Question?

    Hi all, just wondering if I assign a FX Block to a IA, will it override whatever that FX Block is assigned in a Scene. a) I have Scenes with for example the Chorus Block off. b) I assign the Chorus Block to a IA, then turn it on. c) Will the Chorus Block stay on now as I move through my...
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    Looper Playback Sticky Across Scenes?

    It appears that the AFX2 can't do this? Am I missing anything? Example: Record something in Scene 5, initiate playback in Scene 5, and then switch to Scene 2 to solo etc (my old Ultra could do this sans Scenes etc)? TIA!
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    Axe Ultra Virtual Power Amp Improvements...

    Hi all, for the longest time I was using a Two Notes Torpedo CAB for tube power section sims, but recently have been able to improve the Ultra's power section sims to get them close by the following... a) Running the Damp, Depth really hot (8+). b) Selecting Active Presence c) Typically...
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    Wish Scenes & Looper Controls Without Changing Modes...

    ...yep, I'd like to be able to have my Looper controls available simultaneously with some Scene controls without changing modes (user defined foot switch override etc). TIA...
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    Wish Tube Power Amp Sims...

    ...for tube preamp users! Real stand alone tube power amp sims, without a tonestack and preamp etc. TIA!
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    Using Tube-Pre As A Tube Power Amp Sim...

    ...with external preamps. I've previously used a Two Notes Torpedo CAB for this with my various tube preamps, and couldn't find a way to use the Ultra's amp block as a tube power amp sim that sounded good until now (noting that the Tube-Pre as config'd is only a preamp model, without a tube...
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    AX8 MIDI Loop BAck Switch Assign Question?

    In my quest for having a pedal setup similar to my Axe Ultra rig, but all-in-one etc, can you loop MIDI out of the AX8, then back into the AX8 (via a cable etc), and assign 3 foot switches to control the Looper via MIDI (Rec/Play, Play/Stop, and OD), while leaving the other foot switches...
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    Can The AX8 Do This?

    Hi all, considering upgrading to the AX8 from my trusty Ultra (typically used for FX only with tube preamps, but also used for it's preamps with a Two Notes Torpedo supplying the tube power amp sim), and I'm wondering... Can it have say 3 of the 1 - 8 footswitches doing Looper Control duty on...
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    Looper Quantize Questions?

    Thinking of upgrading from my Ultra if the Axe II's Looper quantizes loop start and loop stop points while sync'd to MIDI Beat Clock? Anyone know? If it does quantize loop start points, what is the resolution (bar, beat etc...)? Example: If I want it to start looping at bar 30 beat 1...
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    Axe FX Ultra Looper Control?

    I was wondering whether the Delay-Looper's "Play Control" updates to "On" after the "Record Control" is clicked twice (once to start recording, and again to stop recording and start playback)? If yes then I'd only need to click "Play" once to stop playback etc, right? Tried the MFC area...
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    Axe FX Ultra Looper Control?

    I was wondering whether the "Play Control" updates to "On" after the "Record Control" is clicked twice (once to start recording, and again to stop recording and start playback)? If yes then I'd only need to click "Play" once to stop playback etc. TIA...
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    Tone Match IR Wanted!

    Hi all, how about throwing a bone to us old Gen 1 users who'd like to convert and try using a tone matched IR in their Gen 1? Please attach a tone matched IR and a brief description of the amp and settings needed to replicate it if you'd be so kind? Thanks...
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    Disconnect Preamp + Tonestack From Power Amp?

    ...for those times when you want to use a external preamp in the loop, with the Axe acting as a tube power amp sim only? So far I've used the Tube Pre with the tonestack set to "active", all controls a 12:00 (and the advanced params dialed accordingly for Class A or AB and Presence Freq etc)...
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    Possible Amp Block Bug (Ultra v11): Tube Pre/Active Tone Stack Loses Bottom End.

    Hi all, I wonder if anyone else sees this? Using the Tube Pre with it's Tonestack set to Active rolls off the low end (all setting @ 5, power amp on, Low Cut and LF Xformer at minimum). I believe the Tube Pre uses the Vintage Tonestack which is also light on the bottom end? I was hoping that...
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    Please List New Advanced Amp Params...

    ...as they're not listed in the online manual? I'm curious on what's been added and deleted from the Gen I params? I know there's a new Transformer Drive, and Warmth has been eliminated, what else is different? Thanks...
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    Ultra Update Concept?

    Personally I'd love to see the Ultra's FX and Cab Sim brought up to the Axe II's level at the expense of some of the multitude of amp models if that's feasible in the Ultra's firmware scheme? Just saying LOL...
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    Amp Aadvanced Params

    It seems that the pdf manual doesn't list all the new advanced amp params, could someone do so please (vs G1)? Thanks...
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    Axe II DSP For FX Only?

    Am I to understand that if one is not instantiating any Amp Blocks that there's only one DSP available for FX (same as the Ultra), or is there some CPU load-sharing happening when there are no Amp Blocks instantiated thus allowing the Axe II's increased DSP to be available for FX? Thanks...
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    Digi I/O And FX Loop?

    Can you use the Digital I/O and the FX Loop together on the Axe II (can't on the Axe I according to the manual)? Thanks...
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    Encoder Circuit Symptoms...

    Before I R&R the Rotary Encoder (RC) I thought I'd pass my RC's symptoms past Ya'll, as I'm now thinking it might be the chip that follows it which deciphers it's output and sends it on? a) My RC seems to always work fine in the recall page, and only has issues in various edit pages? b) It...
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    FX Loop Latency?

    Anyone know what it is (probably around 6ms for the converters round trip, just guessing though)? Thanks for any help.
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    Swapping Out Rotary Encoder...

    Anyone done this? Mine's been bad since about the 6 month point (it's over a year old I think, so no warranty etc). This Ultra's mostly been used in the studio with Axe Edit so it wasn't a huge issue until now (going to use the Axe live more). I have tried cleaning it a couple of times, it...
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    Mesa 20/20 vs Marshall EL84 20/20?

    Hi, I'm looking to get one or the other of these to run my Ultra into with various guitar cabs, so I'm looking for any feedback from those that use these? a) Which amp sounds better? b) Mesa "Deep Mod", necessary? c) Marshall "Deep Switch", usable? d) I understand the Mesa to be 13lbs, and...
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    Seperate L+R EQ Controls For Global GEQ's!

    Some of us use the FX Loop for external processing, leaving us only Output 1 for both FOH and the Stage Monitor. I split at the end of Row 2 and send to a GEQ Block on Row 3 (with or without the Cab Block depending on the physical cab I'm using, guitar or FR etc), and then Pan Rows 2 and 3 full...
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    Power Amp On-No Thump?

    Hmmm, toggling Power Amp "On-No Thump" and Power Amp "On" in the Global Param's sounds different in the low-end, even though "Thump" and Warmth" are set to "0" in the Amp Param's (v9.03, power amp and drive gain both set about four for a clean patch)? Why is this? I was assuming if Thump was...
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    Ordered an EV ZXA1-90...

    ...and I should have it in three days. I hope it's sufficient for monitoring the Axe with clean to medium gain blues/roots rock type patches at roughly 100db stage volumes (we'll see)? I went with this rather than the FBT 8ma due to it's higher powered amps and greater SPL, so here's hoping...
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    Rocktron Midimate v1.x's Ten IA Controller Mode

    I've recently learned thanks to "ipressthebutton" that there's an older Midimate version that allows 10 IA's in Controller Mode, so I contacted Rocktron and ordered the v1 firmware EEPROM for $20 plus $5 shipping (lower 48, USA). The Midimate's EEPROM is socketed, so replacment is easy by just...
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    More Basic Delay Blocks Wish

    I usually need more than two of the basic delay blocks, and end up using dumb-downed multi-delays as basic delays though they are more resource intensive etc, so I'd like a couple of more basic delay blocks if possible, (up to 3 or 4 from the current 2).
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    List Of Default Ultra MIDI CC Assignments?

    Is there a list of default MIDI CC Assignments for an Ultra (latest firmware) anywhere? Couldn't find in manual or on Wiki? Thanks...
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    Whizzer Cone Advice?

    I was looking at the BEYMA 12GA50 - 12" FULL-RANGE LOUDSPEAKER, which supposedly goes out to 18K or so (250W, weighs 8lbs, 102db sensitivity, $160)? This in a 1X12 guitar cab or Tech 21 Power Engine might be interesting? My theory is that for FRFR guitar you really only need say 80Hz- 100Hz...
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    Low End Weak Without Cab Sims On With Non-FRFR Guitar Cabs?

    Hi all, still evaluating my Ultra and I'm having a major problem... ...I can't get enough low end happening going into non-FRFR guitar cabs with the Cab Sims off? I've tried multiple cabs (1 X 12 Jensen closed and 2 X 12 EVM closed, different SS Power Amps), and no luv (even with a PEQ doing...
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    EVM12L 2X12 Bassman Cab With Piezo

    Hi, I've been evaluating an Ultra the last few days and finally did a gig volume rehearsal with it, and I noticed the following with this closed back 2X12 vintage EVM12L loaded vintage Bassman cab with a Piezo powered by a big Carvin class AB SS amp. a) With the Cab Sims off I couldn't get the...
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    Carvin DCM200L?

    Anyone try this yet? Is it Class AB (specs don't mention this at Carvin's site)? Thanks...
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    I Drank The Koolaid Today...

    ...and ordered an Ultra, Happy Holidays to all! Looking forward to having it replace my homemade amp that uses 2 Eggie/Randall MTS Modules and it's two Rack FX, so it'll fit under an airline seat. Can't wait...
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    Editor CPU Meter And Stability?

    Hi, I'm mocking up audio chains in the editor for live use with IA's and was wondering how high I can get the editor's CPU Meter and still expect stable performance? I don't own an Axe yet to test, but the chains I'm mocking up so far have all the editor's CPU Meter LED's lit except the last...
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    Shorten Axe Case?

    Hmmm, while looking at some gut shots of an Axe I noticed some space between the main pcb near the rear of the case and the front panel pcb. Would it be possible to shorten the case with some shorter side/top/bottom panels without suffering cooling problems or other issues? I fly a lot and my...
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    Axe Physical Dimensions?

    Hi, I know it's 2U and 19", but I wondering about it's depth? Specifically I'd like to know if it'll fit under an airline seat as carry-on in a soft rack bag (my guitar typically goes in the overhead)? Thanks... Doug
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    Can The Standard Make This Patch?

    Hi, I'm wonder whether a standard can hack this patch (which roughly recreates my current tube rig)? a) Wah -> Boost/OD -> (Tweed - Closed Cab - Mic/AC30TB - Open Cab - Mic) -> Delay -> Rev -> Mod -> Delay - Rev (FX used in IA Mode etc) b) Perhaps with both...
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